Creating variables from dicts

Aahz aahz at
Sun Feb 28 08:22:31 CET 2010

In article <mailman.145.1266968505.4577.python-list at>,
Tim Chase  <python.list at> wrote:
>Luis M. González wrote:
>> If you want a list of items, you use tuples or lists. Examples:
>>     ('a', 'm', 'p') ---> this is a tuple, and it's made with
>> parenthesis ()
>Actually, a tuple is made with commas...the parens are just there 
>to clarify the order of operations and make it easier to read :)
>   >>> x = 1,2,3
>   >>> x
>   (1, 2, 3)

Almost true:

>>> x = ()
>>> x

Parentheses are definitely needed for the empty tuple.
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